As a continuation of the theme of softening water for bathing children with atopic dermatitis want to share the impressions of our new acquisition-filter-shower head Prio New Water ® T5 (hereinafter also: filter, nozzle, filter-nozzle).
From the first day of life, daughter had problems with the skin (toxic erythema, acne, atopic dermatitis), and since 10 months it has come a stable remission (about our fight with atopic dermatitis can be read here). However, with the arrival of the heating season, the dryness of the skin increased somewhat (respectively, the likelihood of aggravation increased), which again caused a reflection on the softening of water. Usually we bathed with emulsion jemolium, which perfectly softens water, and also makes the skin tender and moisturized, but the cost goes well: The price for bottle volume of 200 ml-785.30 rub. For one bathing in a large bath takes 30 ml, respectively, this bottle is enough for a week of daily bathing (or more than 3000 per month. Children's health is not saved, but we decided to try other ways to soften the water, because the situation with the skin is not so critical. The choice fell on the shower filter-attachment Prio New Water ® T5, containing a unique patented material KDF ® 55 (an alloy of chemically pure metals with bactericidal properties, as well as contributing to deep purification of water from chlorine and metal ions), Made in the USA.
The manufacturer promises us to clean the tap water used in everyday life for hygienic procedures, from active chlorine and its derivatives, which should give soft elastic skin, shiny hair and safe bathing of babies. There is a miracle of about 2 700 rubles. in G. St. Petersburg found in stock failed-had a couple of days to wait for delivery from the city. Moscow.
The service life of the filter, installed by the manufacturer, is 3 years without the cartridge-the nominal resource of the cartridge is 40,000 liters or 6 months of use (with the cartridge's lifetime in any case no more than 6 months, regardless of filtered water ). Thus the degree of purification from pollution decreases in the course of operation, namely: at the beginning of use the cartridge removes up to 99% of free chlorine in running water, while at the end of the resource-up to 95%.
Also, the manufacturer notes that the resource depends on the quality of the source water: Judging from the reviews I studied to change the cartridge in G. Moscow falls once in 3-4 months, because the quality of tap water (especially in the autumn-spring period) in big cities leaves much to be desired, besides, in the house where the baby takes a bath every day, water is spent a lot.
The cost of the cartridge is not much cheaper than the new filter (about 2400 rubles). However, even if you change it every 3 months-it goes 3 times cheaper than using emulsion. In addition, the emulsion is bathed only daughter, and the shower we can take the whole family.
As for the installation, it is very simple. The nozzle has standard connection sizes, and the filter cartridge on the structure symmetric on a direction of a stream of water that allows to connect a filter-nozzle both in direct, and in the opposite direction. This versatility allows you to set the filter either directly in front of the shower water (on the photo option 1), or in front of the shower hose (on the photo option 2). Also included is an extension adaptor for mounting the nozzle in front of the shower hose when adjusting the position of the nozzle is required.
We initially installed the filter directly in front of the shower. As indicated in the operating instructions, this configuration does not prevent the usual fastening of the shower heads on the holder. However, given that the nozzle weighs about 540 g. Without water, our holder could not bear such load, and to take a shower with this thing in hands-pleasure below average. As a result, the filter was installed in front of the shower hose. Looks not very aesthetic, but nothing falls.
When using the nozzle really disappeared bad smell of chlorine in the bathroom, disappeared white "fog", and even the mirror became fog slightly different. The fact that there is no chlorine in the air, can not but please, because inhalation of evaporated chlorine in itself damages the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract and tissues of the lungs. On the skin and hair, the lack of chlorine also affected: the hair after washing in such water is very soft, and the skin Gladenkaya. I feel that there was a feeling of tightness, which used to be the whole autumn-spring period to clean with special moisturizing agents. At daughter also with a skin now the complete order and without an emulsion at that quantity of use Jemolentov not increased. The usual washing of the face and hands after eating or walking also occurs under the shower.
Now a little bit of sadness. Reading the reviews drew attention-many complain that the filter poorly cleans the water from rust, or rather it is done only a few days in case the water contains a large amount of iron. The operating instructions itself does indicate that the mechanical prefilter keeps the rust from sand and other suspensions. But this is some vague, in my opinion, wording. Still, the main thrust of the filter is the removal of active chlorine and chlorine organics. In general, if from a crane flows yellow slurry, then on a miracle to hope it is not necessary-a shower head with clearing of such water hardly will cope and here it is necessary something more significant.
For fans of hot shower Such nozzle also is not suitable, because it is designed for the temperature of filtered water from + 5 ° to + 65 °. Moreover, the manufacturer recommends to refrain from prolonged exposure to the water filter above 60 degrees.
As for the water pressure-there are also restrictions. In the operating instructions, the recommended speed of filtration is up to 11 liters per minute. The furrowing expanse of the Internet has stumbled upon information that the average water consumption for showering is 9 liters per minute. However it is necessary to notice, that in new houses the pressure is much stronger, and therefore more water consumption is possible, accordingly, for adequate filtration pressure will have to be controlled. By the way, the filter itself does not reduce the pressure, which can not but please the residents of old houses, where with this and without the problem.
As a result: despite some nuances in operation, the filter with its task copes-water is dechlorinated, the skin of the baby after bathing is not dried, and therefore mothers of children-Atopikov recommend to pay attention to such a means of softening water for Bathing Toddlers.
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